Hilton HHonors Gifting Diamond Status To AAdvantage Executive Platinum Members

I really do need to pay better attention to my airline marketing e-mails.  Apparently, American Airlines is partnering with Hilton HHonors to target AAdvantage members for status.  I received an e-mail back at the end of September offering me instant Hilton HHonors Diamond status, their top tier: Usually this requires 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 base points, but I’m getting it for free until March, 2016.  I’m not sure why I was targeted for it but I wasn’t the only, which is the only reason I ended up figuring […]

A Quick Mid-Year Check On Hotel Status

Some vacation time and a very busy work schedule have kept me from checking my progress on hotel status at the halfway point of the year.  Now that I’ve had a moment to catch up, I’m fairly pleased with where I sit at the midpoint.  My goal was to retain both Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond status and Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum status.  I had a secondary goal of keeping my Starwood Ambassador who takes pretty good care of our family.  100 nights with Starwood would be a tall tale along […]